Sixteenth-Century Anthology of Writings on Criminal Law Illustrated With 32 Woodcut Portraits Ziletti, Giovanni Battista, Editor. Volumen Praeclarissimum ac in Primis Omnibus Iurisperitis Pernecessarium ac Utilissimum. Omnium Tractatuum Criminalium nunc per d. Ioan. Baptistam Zilettum Venetum ab Omnibus Mendis Expurgatum ac Omnino Correctum, Et Longe Diligentius Accuratius ac Foelicius quam Unquam Antea in Lucem Proditum. Nam Praeter Omnes Tractatus qui Sunt Antea in hac Materia Editi hoc Volumine Quamplurimi Alii Tractatus, Qui sunt Antea in hac Materia Editi, Hoc Volumine Quamplurimi Alii Tractatus Aurei & Pene Divini & Omnibus Aliis Utiliores, Continentur, Qui Cum Essent Manuscriti. Sunt Summa Cura Diligentia Studio ac Sumptu nunc Novitur e Minibus Doctissimorum ac Praestantissimorum Omnium Aetatis Nostre Iurisperitorum Excerpti, Prout Sexta Pagina Legentibus Indicabit, & Studentibus Ipsimet Tractatus Demonstrabunt. Sum Eisdem D. Ioan. Baptistae Ziletti, Omnium Materiarum Indice Multo quam Antea Pleniore. Venice: [Apud Cominum de Tridino], 1563. [lxviii], 416 ff. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary vellum with later morocco lettering piece, edges rouged. Moderate soiling and a few stains, some rubbing to extremities, spine darkened, small chip to lower corner of lettering piece, handsome early copperplate armorial bookplate (of Jacobus Maximilianus, Count of the Holy Roman Empire, engraved by Teodoro Viero) to front pastedown. Large woodcut Tridino fountain device to title page, 32 woodcut portraits of legal scholars throughout text, one approximately 2-1/4" x 4," the others 2" x 2," woodcut initials. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing in a few places, light soiling to endleaves. A handsome book. $1,850. * Later edition. First published in 1556, this is an anthology of writings on Roman criminal law by 32 eminent legal scholars. Unusual for a book of this type, each entry is illustrated with a "portrait" of its author. These are not actual portraits. With the exception of the large woodcut, captioned Placentinus, they are three repeated generic images of scholars with the name of an author added below. Later editions appeared in 1570 and 1580. Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE24777.
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